The goal of quality sport is to create positive experiences in supportive environments. Ultimately, if sport participation and physical activity isn’t fun, progressive, positive, or welcoming, children, youth, and adults alike will turn to other activities that may be much less healthy. Quality sport is developmentally appropriate, safe and inclusive, and well run. Another way of saying this is that quality sport consists of good programs, led by good people, in good places.
We invite you to join our movement in developing Quality Sport in Alberta!
The True Sport Principles express an approach to sport that the vast majority of Canadians already believe in and practice. Although widely embraced, these principles often go unspoken.
Go for It
Rise to the challenge – always strive for excellence. Discover how good you can be.
Play honestly – obey both the letter and spirit of the rules. Winning is only meaningful when competition is fair.
Show respect for everyone involved in creating your sporting experience, both on and off the field. Win with dignity and lose with grace.
Keep it Fun
Find the joy of sport. Keep a positive attitude both on and off the field.
Place physical and mental health above all other considerations – avoid unsafe activities. Respect your body and keep in shape.
Share sport with others. Ensure everyone has a place to play.
Find ways to show your appreciation for the community that supports your sport and helps make it possible.